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The Great Indie Discography

by Martin C. Strong

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Martin C. Strong has chronicled the careers of those musicians who positioned themselves outside the mainstream of conventional pop, from the Americans like Velvet Underground and Captain Beefheart, to the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream to the ascension of American grunge and Nirvana.



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10 x My Age

1st String Teenage High

A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns

A New Form of Beauty

A Pretty Mess by This One Band

A Thousand Shadows

A Web of Sound

A.C. Temple

Absolute Grey

Action Ornaments

Action Swingers

Alan Hake

Alan Rankine

Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias

Alex Lee

Alison Faith Levy

Alternate Learning

Always the Sun

Ambrose Reynolds

Amp (band)

Anastasia Screamed

Anchorage (song)

Andi Sex Gang

Anka Wolbert

Another Year (Nocturnal Projections album)

Antietam (band)

Apistogramma (album)

Artery (band)

Artistic reactions to the 1981 Irish hunger strike

Autoclave (band)


Backlog (album)

Bailey Park (Tullycraft song)

Bandit Queen (band)

Barbarous English Fayre

Beat Surf Fun

Beatnik Filmstars

Betrayal, Fear, Anger, Hatred

Better Can't Make Your Life Better

Biff Bang Pow!

Big Leaves

Big Ship (Cardiacs album)

Big Wow (album)


Bill Pritchard

Bill Wells

Billy Mackenzie

Bite It

Biting Tongues

Bivouac (band)

Black Randy and the Metrosquad

Blag Dahlia

Blind Mr. Jones

Blood on the Saddle

Blood Sausage (band)

Blueboy (band)

Bob Hay (musician)

Bone Orchard

Bonzo Goes to Bitburg

Boxhead Ensemble

Bradford (band)

Brassy (band)

Bruce Gilbert

Butterfly Child

Buz Verno

C Cat Trance

Can't Seem to Make You Mine

Canadian hardcore punk

Cerberus Shoal

Chemical People

Cher Doll Records

Cherry Vanilla

Choir Invisible

Chosei Funahara

Chris & Cosey

Chris McDuffie

Chris Olley

Chris Sievey

Chris Trout

City of Subarus

Come Clean (Dwarves album)

Concrete Dunes

Cook da Books

CP Lee

Cranes (band)

Crayon (band)

Crispy Ambulance

Cuddly Toys

Dan Hoerner

Danny Nordahl

Das Damen

Dave Rick

David Jaymes

David Newton (guitarist)

Davy Henderson

Dead Famous People

Demon Music Group

Department S (band)

Disenchanted Hearts Unite

Don Lennon

Double Bummer

Downy Mildew (band)

Draft:Ian Caple

Dressy Bessy

Drinking Electricity

Eccsame the Photon Band

Ed Ball (musician)

Eddie Glass


Electric Sound of Joy

Elevation Records

Ella Guru

Elton Motello

Emma's House

Engine (American Music Club album)

Erase Errata

Eric Matthews (musician)

Ether (band)

Eyeless in Gaza (band)

Fabulous (band)

Fire Party

Fitz of Depression

Flour (band)

Flowered Up


Fluffy (band)

Fragments of a Lucky Break

Free Cocaine

From A to B (Octopus album)


Fuzzy (band)

Gallon Drunk

Game Theory (band)

Ganger (band)

Gaye Advert

Gaye Bykers on Acid

Ghostown (The Radiators album)

Girls at Our Best!


Gods Zoo

Godspeed the Punchline



Golden Blue

Gordon Blair (musician)


Grandaddy discography

Great Leap Forward (band)

Hagar the Womb

Happy Birthday (Birthday Party song)

Happy Flowers

Haven (band)

He's a Whore

He's a Whore / The Model

Hee Haw (EP)

Heidi Berry

Helen Love

Henry Badowski

Henry Cluney

High Roller (Cheap Trick song)


Horror Stories (album)


Huw Lloyd-Langton

I Break Chairs

I'm in Love with a German Film Star

I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher

I, Ludicrous


In Embrace

Iroha (band)

Isn't Anything

Jack Logan

Jackdaw with Crowbar

Jackie Leven

Jackie's Racing

James II (single)

James Johnston (English musician)


Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

Jellyfish Kiss

Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes

Jim Beattie (musician)

Jo Callis

Jocasta (band)

John Cooper Clarke

John Cummings (musician)

John Ellis (guitarist)

John Fernandes

John Gosling (Psychic TV musician)

John Moore (musician)

John Robb (musician)

Josephine Wiggs

Jowe Head

Julian Fenton

Just Like Anyone (song)

Karl Blake

Kate St John

Kendra Smith

King of the Slums

Kinky Machine

Klaus Flouride

Knox Chandler

Kramer (musician)



Laurence O'Keefe (rock musician)

Leather Nun

Leisure (album)

Les Pattinson

Leyton Buzzards

Like an Animal


Linoleum (band)

List of female electronic musicians

List of gothic rock artists

List of pop punk bands

Lodger (British band)

Lone Pigeon

Love Lasts Forever

Magnapop discography

Mambo Taxi

Marine Girls

Mark Perry (musician)

Mark Pirro

Martyn Campbell

Mass (English band)

Mat Flint

Mazinga Phaser

Medal (band)

Medium Medium

Menswear (band)

Michael Krassner

Milktrain to Paydirt


Misspent Youth (band)

Modern English (band)

Modern Eon



Mount Vernon Arts Lab

Murry the Hump

National Park (band)

Nervous Eaters

Nick Jago

Nick Powell (musician)

Noisebox Records

Nothing Painted Blue


Octopus (Scottish band)

Old Traditions, New Standards


Original Mirrors

Over the Rainbow (A Compilation of Rarities 1981–1983)

P (album)

P (band)

Pale Saints

Patrik Fitzgerald

Paul Dorrington

Paul Haig

Paul Quinn (singer)

Paula P-Orridge

Penetration (band)

People in Planes

Pete King (British musician)

Peter Astor

Peter Bruntnell

Peter Holsapple

Peter Ulrich


Pink Industry

Pink Military

Planes Mistaken for Stars

Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things

Pony Club (band)

Positive Noise

Punish Me with Kisses

Punishment of Luxury

Pushin' Too Hard

Pylon (band)

Radio Stars

Radish (band)

Railroad Jerk

Rain (British band)

Ray Mondo

Real Nighttime

Red Letter Day (band)

Regular Fries


Revolver (UK band)

Richard Mazda

Richard Strange

Richard Stuverud

Rizzo (band)

Rob Dickinson

Robert Donne

Rocket Girl

Rodney Orpheus

Rubber Hair

Rubella Ballet



Rumblefish (band)

Sad Lovers & Giants

Safety Net

Salad (band)

Savage Republic


Scorpio Rising (band)

Scott 4 (band)

Scott Miller (pop musician)

Sell Me a God

Sensitive (song)

Seven Percent Solution

Seymour Bybuss

Shampoo (band)

She Comes in Colors

Shelleyan Orphan

Simon Scott (drummer)

Six Cents and Natalie

Skeletal Family

Slowdive discography


Snakes of Shake

Space I'm In

St. Christopher (band)

Stepan Pasicznyk

Stephen Immerwahr

Stephen Mallinder

Stephen Moses

Steve Mackey

Steve Nieve

Steve Turner (guitarist)

Stinky Toys

Stockholm Monsters

Strange Cruise

Strangelove (band)

Streets (album)


Stuart A. Staples

Stuart David

Stump (band)

Subhumans (Canadian band)

Suckle (band)

Sudden Sway


Summerhill (band)

Sunday Morning Fever

Superstar (band)

Suzanne Rhatigan

Swallow (British band)

T. V. Smith

Ted Milton

Telstar Ponies

Terris (band)

Terry Edwards

Texas Is the Reason

Thank Heaven for Little Girls (album)

The Accelerators

The Apples (Scottish band)

The Banned

The Belltower

The Bible (band)

The Big Shot Chronicles

The Broken Down Comforter Collection

The Candyskins

The Cannanes

The Carpettes

The Cat Heads

The Cateran

The Celibate Rifles

The Charlottes

The Dancing Did

The Darkside

The Decorators

The Doll (band)

The Donner Party (band)

The Drones (English band)

The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking

The Experimental Pop Band

The Farmer's Boys

The Fat Skier

The Flys (UK band)

The Folk Devils

The Freshies

The Gorillas

The Great White Wonder

The Groovy Little Numbers

The Handsome Family

The Heart Throbs (band)

The Hidden Lie (Live in Paris 6/6/86)

The Inmates

The Janitors

The Jazz Butcher

The June Brides

The Karelia

The Killjoys (UK band)

The Kitchen Tapes (The Raincoats album)

The Land of Nod (band)

The Last (band)

The Lotus Eaters (band)

The Loud Family

The Meteors (Dutch band)

The Moon Looked Down and Laughed

The Mummies

The Names (band)

The Nightblooms

The Pandoras

The Parkinsons (band)

The Perfect Disaster

The Photos

The Planet Wilson

The Popguns

The Possibilities

The Primevals (band)

The Renderers (band)

The Revolving Paint Dream

The Rhythm Sisters

The Royal Family and the Poor

The Secret Goldfish

The Shapes (British band)

The Shop Assistants

The Shrubs

The Singles (Tullycraft album)

The Sneetches (band)

The Snivelling Shits

The Starlings

The Stars of Heaven

The Swimming Pool Q's

The Terminals

The Wall (band)

The Waltones

The Weather Prophets

The Word and the Flesh

Theatre of Hate

There Ain't No Sanity Clause

Thierry Plas

Thomas Leer

Thrum (band)

Tim Aaron

Tim Butler

Tiny Monroe

Tom Bellamy

Tom Hingley


Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (EP)

Tree Fort Angst

Trotsky Icepick

Troy Tate

Trumans Water

Trumans Water (album)

Tse Tse Fly (band)


Tullycraft – True Blue 7"

Twist of Shadows

Under the Western Freeway

Valhalla Avenue

Vaughn Toulouse

Veil (album)

Velocity Girl

Velvet Crush

Venus Fly Trap (band)

Virginia Astley

Volcano Suns

Voodoo Queens


Warm Jets

Watching the Detectives (song)

Whipped Cream (band)

Whipping Boy (Irish band)

Who's That Girl (1987 film)

Women in punk rock


Yachts (band)


Martin C. Strong has chronicled the careers of those musicians who positioned themselves outside the mainstream of conventional pop, from the Americans like Velvet Underground and Captain Beefheart, to the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream to the ascension of American grunge and Nirvana.

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